Questions tagged [drop-down-list]

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Are there some modern UI equivalents that can be used instead of a ComboBox?

ComboBoxes do a good job when on (e.g.) web forms. However, they just look dated in a modern UI with a touch screen. Is there a more modern alternative to them? Or is it just a case of stripping away ...
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Automatically opening the dropdown for guiding users

We have a page that lets our users analyze their data. In order to analyze the data, they need to select the data-set via a dropdown first and without selecting the data-set, the page is almost ...
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Dropdown with stacked up- and down-arrows vs one down-arrow. What drives the choice?

Our team implemented non-native dropdown controls that use an up-triangle on top of a down-triangle (similar to the MacOS example). The native controls (as far as I can tell) for MacOS (10.10) and ...
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View/Edit mode used in data tables

I am working on data table for HR managers that implements in-line editing as well as drop-down menu with detailed options. In-line edit is a must as it will be re-used in dashboard for different pop-...
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Lots of dropdowns

I'm working on a complicated interface where a user might have to make a selection from up to 65 categories. Not all users will need all 65, the number will greatly vary. The current solution uses ...
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Resetting an autocomplete dropdown?

In one of our filters panels, we have a dropdown that is optional and acts as an autocomplete dropdown. Essentially the values appear when a user clicks/searches the field. We need to allow the user ...
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Dropdown/ Combo box Lengthy text management

I would like to know how to show lengthy text in dropdown list. Each list item are more of a 2-3 line lengthy. Any suggestions will be appreciated. On hover tool tip is right way for dropdown list?
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Best way to interact with a drop down, that has multiple selections

I have created a drop down, and on the drop down you are able to make more than one selection (similar to checkboxes). However, it does look like an ordinary drop down. I was wondering what the best ...
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How should I sort items in a drop down list?

I have a simple drop down list containing about 12 choices. The choices are not countries, states, or any other common set of items that users would be used to scanning alphabetically or by name. What'...
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Is there a design pattern for dropdown lists in iOS?

I've searched quite a bit for this but surprisingly could not find any comprehensive answer. XCode doesn't provide any simple way to add dropdown lists to iOS interfaces. Stackoverflow just showed ...
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When to start opening the select list? On mousedown? Or on click? And Why?

Component: select aka. dropdown Platform/system: web, non-touch device (laptop with trackpad or desktop with a mouse) Is there a guideline, convention, or some studies done which can help developers/...
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Dropdown with two columns

I currently have a dropdown with two categories that I currently show like this: My issue is that I have quite a lot of Cars and Motorcycle and I`m thinking that using the version below would ...
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What is the best way to allow users select items from a very long list in a responsive web app?

Scenario I'm designing a web app where the user adds predefined items from List A to a custom List B. List A is over 100 items sorted alphabetically. List B can be customized according to user needs. ...
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multi selection dropdown - with or without checkbox

I am working on a the design system of a large system for users that use it on a daily basis, and I want to define the multi select dropdown. on one hand you can know in advance that you have multi ...
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Dropdown of dates, is it acceptable to display in non-chronological order?

We have a time-series graph. The user can use a drop-down to select their years and these years are displayed on the chart. Currently, the dropdown is just a list of years for the past 30 years. My ...
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Alternatives to dropdown list when possible results are not known

For quite some time I've been looking around the web for alternatives to a dropdown list in assignment of data (i.e., during data capture that will be saved, NOT when searching for some data). One ...
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Multiselect dropdown where selected values cannot be deselected on edit?

I'm trying to find examples of a multi-select dropdown where once the form is saved/submitted, the selected values cannot be removed but, new values can be added. Currently, I've designed it to work ...
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Item modal selection options - multiple selection + quantity

As you can see above I have the situation of an item modal where there are different variations, from which I can select different quantities or none. Currently there is a checkbox selection, and a ...
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How to add an empty option to a list?

I have a form with some fields with optional data that comes from a list of options. I've build a modal with a list of options the user needs to choose that is opened once the user clicks on the ...
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How to implement list filter functionality for mobile use case

I have a list of vehicles in a mobile application. The user needs to be able to filter the list of vehicles with a few rules/requirements: User must be able to filter the list of vehicles i.e search ...
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Best way to allow user to request dropdown in an autotext template request?

I work at a hospital, where we are trying to standardize user requests for autotext content. The autotext can support inline dropdowns with "alternate" text choices. Simple example: User wants the ...
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How do I show the selected items in an easier manner in this dropdown

I have a dropdown with checkboxes as items. HERE is the working example I let people select multiple options from this after they search for it One problem I notice is that it is not immediately ...
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What component to use when selecting from 9 consecutive numbers?

I'm creating a mobile application, sticking to Material Design guidelines and components for the most part. In that application I want the user to select a group and then get some detailed info on ...
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Amazon's Website Search Bar

Before After Did you notice the change in the results being shown in the drop-down? In the first image, only last words are highlighted in bold but in case of the second image the moment user keys ...
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Patterns for keyboard accessible drop down lists

Are there any standard keyboard shortcuts for making drop down lists appear? (in any kind of software, not just web based.) I'm going to write some JavaScript to make the drop down lists (select and ...
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When should I use a select box instead of radio buttons?

I know that a select box takes up less space and is good for lots of options. But should there be any deeper influences to my choice than space? Are there any studies that show users preferring one or ...
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How to deal with a surplus of space in a filter dropdown?

I'm redesigning a filter feature for my company, and I'm running into a problem where I have a surplus of space relative to the small amount of UI elements (see image). I initially thought about just ...
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What should be default value of select (drop down list)? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what is the best practice of designing select / drop down lists. In some projects I've worked in the select on a form was filled with first value from the list. In other project we had ...
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Why do dropdown menus have a space between the highlighted item and the border of the menu?

Why do dropdown menus have a space between the highlighted item and the border of the menu? Why do dropdown menus have a space between the highlighted item and the border of the menu?
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Switching selection in a multiselect dropdown from all to the one user is hovering on

I am designing a dropdown menu in a report generation UI where the user has the option to select the seller he want's to see the report for. The control defaults to all sellers selected for the report....
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Dynamically changing drop down options

Is it a common design approach to have the options of a drop down menu change depending on another input column. For example say on one card I have a list of names and I can add/delete/edit the list ...
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Can a drop-down have radio button?

Can a drop-down have multiple options like selecting between views, Freezing the 1st column & customizing the columns? I'm kind of confused whether the drop-down can have this feature. If yes, ...
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Search multiple dropdown lists

I'm looking for examples of searching multiple dropdowns at the same time. For example, say you didn't know if Texas was a state or country and you started searching in the Country dropdown for Texas. ...
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Should drop down menu items repeat currency symbol?

for example, in a drop down menu, I need to show current price option on top, with a drop-down menu shows below when clicked. Currency symbols may vary, eg: $ 100 or £100, but the symbol is not ...
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What is the best way to assign values to an parent item

I have list of customers on database which have collection of items(storage accounts). When I select a customer , I can see all the items that are relevant to that customer as ticked. Also , I have ...
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What is the maximum recommended number of items to put in a drop down list?

I am introducing searchable drop down lists to filter grid data. The number of items in a list could range from anything like ten to a ten thousand. The larger the number of items, the more awkward ...
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Would you look for a clear all filters button on each individual filter?

On this said page there are 4 filters, here is the current design of the drop-down filter. However if you were to select say 20 of the 40 would you be looking for a "Clear Filter" button? The cancel ...
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Icon for a button to move a list item. Not scroll [closed]

In our software we have a dropdown menu. The dropdown menu has listitems which represent columns for a table. Via two buttons in the list (on the left side), the position of the listitems can be ...
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Bad practice to use subtitles or dividers inside dropdowns?

So, in my case, I have a list of boroughs and connected cities. The way it works here in Montreal is we have boroughs and connected cities(like Westmount; geographically-speaking, it's still on the ...
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Drop down behavior

I see 3 types of behavior on the web for drop downs and I wanted to collect some insight. When a user opens a drop down, I observe: the user can scroll and the drop down stays open (bootstrap) the ...
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Editable Dropdown UX approach for iOS

We have an input in an iOS app that needs to allow for any value but we would also like to suggest some options. The number of options will be small, from 2 - 6 with 90% of the possible option lists ...
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Is there a character limit to items listed in a drop-down menu?

I am not asking about max or min. number of items listed but rather how long each item should or can be? My client is using a drop down menu to provide answers to a question. The options (answers) ...
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Using a dropdown list or radio buttons to give meaningful rules on a webform

I have a situation where user based on user dropdown value selection , below control either show radio button choice or multiple select option. How to handle this kind of scenario for better user ...
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How should “Refresh Data in Dropdownlist” look and behave (not for mobile)?

I have a dropdown list with data in it, and I want to give to the user the option to refresh the data in the dropdown list after he adds or deletes data from the database. How should "Refresh data in ...
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Initial visible option in a drop down list used for filtering?

I have a few dropdown lists used for filtering data in a grid. Initially the grid will show all the data and the user can select options from the dropdowns to filter by those selections. Two ...
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Dropdown within a modal window on mobile

I'm currently working on a solution for adapting a modal window form on desktop to mobile. Problem is, the form within the modal window contains a dropdown. The solution I currently have is as such: ...
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Do users prefer many dropdowns or advanced filter for filtering tables

I am working with a team and we are working on a table filtering project and we have some ideas about page designs in terms of UX. Please excuse the drawings... One design has a search field on top ...
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Should a dropdown list be closed when mouse leaves?

Should a dropdown list be automatically closed when you leave current object and navigate to another, or should it remain opened until you open next dropdown list? Dropdown closed when mouse leaves ...
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Thoughts on having different behaviours for the same component

We have a dropdown with 2000+ items (should it even be a dropdown?) with the ability to search. And it's a tree select dropdown. The problem arises when one wants to edit i.e. a value was already ...
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Adding items to dropdown list on-the-fly?

In certain locations in our application, users encounter dropdowns with a number of items, from which they can: Select a suitable value Add a value to the dropdown list if they don't find a suitable ...